Electric Cars And The Electric Car

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As we all know cars and transport have been one of man 's greatest and longest lasting inventions of all time. Despite that humans being humans keep pushing the limits of technology to make something bigger and better. The newest innovation within the car industry is the electric car. An electric car is an automobile powered by one or more motors using electricity instead of petrol. The question I will be asking in this essay is: How does it compare to the classic petroleum car?

Benefits of an elctric car

Cheaper to run: In most parts of the world, electricity is relatively cheap, and considerably cheaper than petroleum.

Low maintenance: They are very simple, with only one moving part which means there’s less to go wrong and getting repairs done costs less.

Government subsidies: in the UK you get a sum of money towards the cost of the car (as long as it meets government standards / requirements). “The grant covers 35% of the cost of a car, up to a maximum of either £2,500 or £4,500 depending on the model and 20% of the cost of a van, up to a maximum of £8,000.”

Holding their value: Electric cars or EVs hold their value much better than petroleum-fuelled vehicles. For example the “Tesla Model S has a value retention of 83%, 71% and 57% respectively after one, two and three years,” which is a great amount higher than any petroleum car.

Quick and quiet: EVs are incredibly quiet and smooth. They make traditional petroleum fueled vehicles seem “outdated and clunky.”

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